Rules All answers are guessable. Take a guess- we promise not to read out the funny answers aloud. 1 point per question Starred (*) questions will be considered in case of ties. (3,4,9,18,20)
1 When the Bharat Ratna was first awarded to this eminent freedom fighter , he promptly declined the award saying that it should not be awarded to those who have been on the selection committee . He was given the award posthumously in 1992. Identify.
Answer MaulanaAbulKalam Azad
2 109:23:38 Mr. X: I'm at the foot of the ladder. The LM footpads are only depressed in the surface about 1 or 2 inches, although the surface appears to be very, very fine grained, as you get close to it. It's almost like a powder. Ground mass is very fine.109:24:13 Mr. X: I'm going to step off the LM now. What follows is a very famous quote from Mr. X, Identify the quote and X.
Answer That's one small step for aman, one giant leap for mankind
3* The man in the picture pursued his doctoral studies at Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay and Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from School of Architecture and Planning (SAP)Anna University, Chennai and was recently in the news for providing India a new symbol of identity. Identify him.
Answer D. Udaya Kumar
4* These shiitake mushrooms have been used to model one of the most memorable characters in gaming history. Identify the game or the character.
5 What is the Union Bank of India advertising here?
Answer Joint Accounts
6 A mammoth 11,000 page chargesheet was filed against him by the police, booking him under many acts including the Railway Act, because he had entered a railway station without a valid ticket. Who ?
7 Complete the famous quote by Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw, “ If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or he is a ___________ “
8 The motto of which famous organization reads “Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity” ?
Answer Federal Bureau of Investigation
9* This phrase originated in the Shakespearean era, when mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Guess the phrase.
Answer Good night, Sleep Tight
10 According to Hindu mythology, this village was gifted by the Pandavas and Kauravas to Dronacharya as gurudakshina, and is therefore named after this incident. Which idyllic village?
11 This technique was invented by David Bradley, an IBM engineer. Describing his achievement, he once said "I may have invented it, but Bill Gates made it famous. I win whenever he loses”.What?
12 Where does this flavor feature? The ________flavor (use 2 oz of flavor to 5 gals syrup): Alcohol: 8 oz Orange oil: 20 drops Lemon oil: 30 drops Nutmeg oil: 10 drops Coriander: 5 drops Neroli: 10 drops Cinnamon: 10 drops
Answer Coca-Cola. That is the recipe for Merchandise 7X.
13 Christened ‘Eldrick’, his ethnicity is said to be 1/8 Native American, 1/8 African American, ¼ Chinese, ¼ White, ¼ Thai. Name this famous personality.
Answer Tiger Woods
14 In February 1967, X was watching a quiz contest on Doordarshan in which the participants were able to answer questions on Greek mythology but did not know who Ram’s mother in the Ramayana was. What did an appalled X do that we still remember him by?
Answer Uncle Pai and Amar Chitra Katha
15 The takeover of an iconic company by this man has made every Indian proud. Which company?
Answer The East India Company
16 This hairstyle worn by Robert de Niro’scharacter (Travis Bickle) in Taxi Driver is known by one of the names of an indigenous tribe of North America who call themselves Kanienkehaka meaning People of the Flint. They are known to have sported this hairstyle themselves. What is the style called?
17 Identify the geek.
Answer Stephen Hawking
18* YKK, a Japanese company, is the leader in its market and is the supplier for almost all major and minor brands in the world. However, their image is not too high profile due to the placement of their product. What does YKK manufacture?
19 In 1823, William Webb Ellis was playing football with his friends at school. In the course of play he broke an important rule which has hence resulted in the development of another sport named after the school. Identify the sport.
20* What does this table denote?
Answer Pin code classification according to state.
21 Who are these gentlemen? Why are they dressed so?
Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg, producer and director of The Adventures of Tintin
22 "To some extent," he answered thoughtfully. "My ancestors were country squires, who appear to have led much the same life as is natural to their class. But, none the less, my turn that way is in my veins, and may have come with my grandmother, who was the sister of Vernet, the French artist. Art in the blood is liable to take the strangest forms." "But how do you know that it is hereditary?" "Because my brother _________ possesses it in a larger degree than I do." Name the Brothers.
Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes
23 The tag line for the viral marketing campaign and the website for which TV show is called “Snakes on a Cane”?
Answer House MD
24 This is the coat of arms of which former princely state?